Reversible Reggie

My husband and I had a Hawaiian vacation the first week of December last year and I had a long list of items to sew for that getaway that included a lot of easy to wear beachy dresses.

I love a good wrap dress and the Seamwork Reggie has been on my ToSew list for a while, so it made its way onto my vacation list. But, because I can’t ever just leave well enough alone, I decided to make it fully reversible.

The solid blue is a cotton gauze that I had long enough to forget where it came from and the floral is a mystery fabric that I got from Seattle ReCreative. It feels mostly cotton, but it could be a blend and it has a lovely texture to it.

I basically just made two copies of the dress, omitting all of the facings and adding the waist tie to the opposite side waist seam from where I basted the front tie on both copies, then put both dresses together, right sides together and sewed with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Except for the hem, which I sewed at 1 ¼”.

Then I trimmed the seam allowance all the way around with my pinking shears then turned it through one of the arm holes. Turn the sleeve hems under and topstitch everything all together and voila! Easy peasy!

As it turns out, the dress is a little big on me. It is still wearable, but the way the ties are attached, I can't get it to be more snug. Because of that, I don't wear it much and I only actually wear the print side.

Even though this one didn't turn out as great as I'd hoped, I would like to make some more reversible dresses. They are nice for traveling, although I don't seem to travel as much for work these days. Have you ever made a reversible garment?


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